Molecular Structure and Geometry

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While physics is known for the math connections, chemistry is know for geometric connections. The 11th video in the series discusses how to determine the molecular structure of bonded atoms in a 3-D plane using steric numbers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Allow students to use balloons, as in the second video, to understand the natural VSEPR shapes
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that YouTube comments are not monitored
  • Best fits as an introduction to VSEPR shapes and molecular structure

  • The second video in the series demonstrates the shapes in 3-D using balloons
  • Video works equally well in both a traditional and a flipped classroom

  • Presenter references the board on the left of the screen, but it is difficult to read due to the size